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VILLAGE HOME IS A REAL WORK OF ART

Residential News | Tue 10 Sep 2019
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The home of a renowned local artist, who created an art gallery in its garden and studio in one of the outbuildings, has been brought to the market by our Ripon office. 

Ings Farm, which is situated in the idyllic and convenient village of Bishop Monkton, is on the market for £900,000. The handsome Grade II Listed 17th century farmhouse was owned by artist and sculptor, Unity Hield, who sadly died this year. She had lived in the property for 60 years, creating an art gallery in her garden in memory of her late husband. The gallery became a focal point of cultural life in the village, with regular exhibitions by local and national artists and sculptors. Unity also ran classes from the workshop studio for aspiring local artists. 

Senior associate and area manager, Chris O’Mahony, said: “This beautiful home is situated in private grounds extending to 1.63 acres (0.66 ha). With a spacious four bedroom layout and formal reception rooms, the detached village home is a real delight. With a wonderful setting, and central location, next to the beck in the prettiest part of Bishop Monkton, there is a good degree of privacy, with formal grounds, a pond and outbuildings too. 

“Extended in the 20th century, Ings Farm retains a wealth of character features, with impressive fireplaces, timber windows and exposed beams, and the home has scope for its new owner to modernise.”

The current layout of the property includes a reception hall, a large formal drawing room, separate dining room and light garden room, all with a southerly aspect across the gardens. To the rear, there is a kitchen and adjoining breakfast room, a utility with pantry, and a rear hall with guest wc. To the first floor there is a master en-suite bedroom, three further bedrooms and a house bathroom. 

Outside there is a bridge over the beck and timber gates leading to the grounds. At the rear, there is separate access from Ings Lane, a large courtyard and outbuildings. The principal south facing lawned gardens have mature boundary trees, shaped flowerbeds and shrub borders. The gardens continue to either side with lawns, flowering shrubs and trees, with a gate leading to the pond, which is a haven for wildlife. There is also a gardener's wc and store. The outbuildings include a large garage, a versatile studio, two stables and two additional stores. Chris added: “There is obvious scope to develop these buildings further, subject to receipt of the necessary consents. Ings Farm is such a unique property with so many benefits, I’m sure there will be plenty of interest from buyers looking for a beautiful home in a great location. 

“Bishop Monkton is a popular village just nine miles from Harrogate and five miles from Ripon. It’s an excellent central village location with amenities nearby, as well as easy access to Leeds and the A1, and it’s always a very popular choice with buyers.” 

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